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Hahniidae  Bertkau, 1878 / Cicurina  Menge, 1871   3 species

Cicurina japonica  (Simon, 1886)

Description

Male palp with almost globular patella, thicker than tibia. Tibial apophysis long and paddle-shaped. Conductor with 2 spiral twists, second one distinctly projecting. Embolus long and thin. Epigyne with large groove, large receptacula seminis and medially convoluted entrance ducts visible through epigyne. Prosoma pale yellow with distinctive thoracic furrow, lenses of posterior eye row partly variably reduced. Chelicerae with large basal segments and 3 teeth on anterior furrow margin. Opisthosoma oval, pale yellow, moderately densely haired. Spinnerets weakly conical.

Body length male: 2.1-3.3 mm
Body length female: 2.1-3.3 mm
Additional information

In open locations with much stony debris, imported to Central Europe

This species of Asian origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once and did establish.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Korea, Japan. Introduced to Europe
Phenology
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References

Hänggi A, Stäubli A (2012) Nachträge zum „Katalog der schweizerischen Spinnen“: 4. Neunachweise von 2002 bis 2011. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 44: 59-76

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Pantini P, Isaia M (2008) New records for the Italian spider fauna (Arachnida, Araneae). Arthropoda Selecta 17: 133-144

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online Catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other Arachnid Orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. [Old pdf-version: Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at Pantini_&_Isaia_- _Checklist_of_the_Italian_spiders._June_2018.] Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

Wunderlich J, Hänggi A (2005) Cicurina japonica (Araneae: Dictynidae) - eine nach Mitteleuropa eingeschleppte Kräuselspinnenart. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 29: 20-24

Updates
03-09-2013 Image insert